Friday, February 8, 2008

Wish Me Gardener's Luck

Today's photos by John Elliot 4/2007

In the past few years my garden has become my sanctuary. A place for me to find peace, beauty in a sometimes dismal world. Yet, what provides us shelter during troubled times can sometimes also leave us feeling isolated or sheltered. I think we all have moments when we look up from our gardening chores and realize that hours have passed without contact with another human being. Before that magical time (when all non-gardeners seem fuzzy and far away; when their voices seemed covered by the buzzing of the bees and the singing of the birds) that I refer to as Garden Isolation sets in we should all find some new garden inspiration.

For that reason, this year I hope to travel to the Adirondack Garden & Flower Show in April. I love garden shows and this one seems to have a special flair. I've heard that it boasts a truly Adirondack eclectic-ness to it. Cross my fingers and pray for sun...Maybe this year I can go!

6 comments:

jodi said...

Sounds wonderful! I hope you get there...I had hoped to go to Austin for the Spring Fling, but logistics aren't working. The only other thing would be Canada Blooms in Toronto, but bin there, done that a couple of years ago.

Crafty Gardener said...

Fingers crossed that you get to visit the garden show. It sounds like a lovely place to be.

Stuart said...

Very jealous CJ. I would love to be heading off to some of these wonderful northern garden shows you guys often talk about. Looking forward to the the pics.

Becca said...

I have never read your blog before. Is this your garden in the photos? It's very lovely.

robbinscabin said...

No Becca it's not my garden. These photos are some of the displays from the garden show. The garden photo featured in My Secret Love: Daylilies is part of my garden. But the display sure looks lovely, doesn't it?

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

Here's hoping you get to go. I have my fingers crossed.~~Dee